Hello Everyone,

 

I am assuming there may be some high IQs (I am a former member of MinD, or MENSA in Germany) in the Nexus? What have been the challenges you have faced in the world due to this? Has your IQ sometimes been a heavy burden to bear?

 

Any thoughts on this? Experiences to share?

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what  !!!!!!!!!!!
IQ tests were invented to predict how well children are likely to do in school. They continue to do a good job of this. The problems start when people expect them to measure something else.

There are a lot of different kinds of "intelligence" which IQ tests are not designed to measure. Social intelligence, visuo-spatial memory, ability to mimic someone's actions and learn by observation, ability to navigate an ocean without a compass or the stars, and so forth.

How well one does in life, and now well one can reason depends on personality factors which are orthogonal (= unconnected) to intelligence. Ben Stein, for example, is dogged by a bad case of dogmatism.
ADD is where this falls down. In fact, comparing academic proficiency to IQ and noticing a big discrepancy is one test for ADD.

Also, music, for example, has no 'center' in the brain. It appears to be one 'intelligence' that lights the brain up all over - reptile, emotional, analytic, intuitive. Autistic kids - sometimes incapable of even taking a test, excel at music - suggesting high functioning math/liguistic intelligence, emotional intelligence, etc. when, in every other way their behavior and interaction would suggest the opposite.
In Britain it is part of the psyche," I queue ergo I am."
hi james - absolutely - the IQ test was first used to test if people were retarded and how retarded they were.  now it's used to test intelligence - does this make any sense !!??  my ex does incredibly well on the tests, but hates them and all 'games' like that - we've both thought that, as you say, a "fuller, richer and more complex evaluation" is needed.
It simply became irritating for both my wife and I to deal with the same old BS.

Besides, what is more worthwhile? Spending time with people who are ultimately going to view you as a pompous person supposedly only interested in hurting their feelings? Or spending time with our son, and teaching him to neither neglect his potential nor be ashamed of it, but to fully realize its possibilities?
Please excuse the fact that English is a second language for me, Don.
That is a feature of Asperger's Sydrome, not high IQ. Aspie's are generally very bright but have brain pathology in the areas involved with social learning.
I dunno about that. While that seems to be true of my younger daughter, it doesn't seem to be true of my older daughter. I think the perception that it is a rule stems from "IQ envy", the desire of many people to take smart people and "bring them down a peg." The perception that highly intelligent people have poor social skills in general is similar to the idea that wealthy people generally suffer from poor health and is, I think, equally untrue.
I dunno about that. While that seems to be true of my younger daughter, it doesn't seem to be true of my older daughter. I think the perception that it is a rule stems from "IQ envy", the desire of many people to take smart people and "bring them down a peg." The perception that highly intelligent people have poor social skills in general is similar to the idea that wealthy people generally suffer from poor health and is, I think, equally untrue.
Check this blog called, "Why Smart People Feel Frustrated and Displaced"

http://www.atheistnexus.org/profiles/blogs/why-smart-people-feel
A great read, and the responses were revealing!

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